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Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Scott P » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:51 pm

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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Kiefer » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Funny...I got the same PM via Summitpost.
At least he's not trying to give away his Nigerian lottery winnings, some Amazonian bride or his stapler.
The hat in his profile pic makes me suspicious. :-k :lol:
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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:52 am

He did get an article on doping published in the New York Times. It makes EPO sound better than Diamox, I'm surprised more climbers haven't used it.
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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Bean » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:59 am

Jim Davies wrote:He did get an article on doping published in the New York Times. It makes EPO sound better than Diamox, I'm surprised more climbers haven't used it.

I'm sure there are climbers using EPO, but the risk of a heart attack would be (relatively) huge and I hope that's enough to keep people from doing it.
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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Andymcp1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:47 am

The use of EPO especially in the high altitudes would put climbers at a huge risk of DVT's, pulmonary embolisms, and as bean said heart attacks. However, I think for climbing down here at our low 14,000 foot mark it may be kick ass

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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Scott P » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:29 pm

The interview never took place. I think the interviewer was certainly legit, but I asked if it could be done by email. I'm guessing this thread might have scared him off. It wasn't meant to be mailcious though; just a reference to a previous experience.
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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby happymtnclimber » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:55 pm

Yeah he did a write up on my Denali climb and there were numerous mistakes which I tried to correct but still got published. He repeatedly called it the third highest mountain in the world.... among other things. embarrassing.

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Re: Winter 14ers-I hope I'm not setting myself up again

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:53 am

Thanks for the post, Scott. Very helpful in the community to have these things aired when this sort of thing occurs. I also got an email from this gentleman.

The post was replete with grammatical and spelling errors as I recall, and had several different types of font, raising the question of how it might have been generated.

I was about to dismiss it as a scam, but a Colorado phone number was listed. I called, but no human on the other end.

At least it's good to know this wasn't a scam.

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